Getting My Surface Windows 8 Pro Today

by Kevin February 8, 2013 22:38

Surface Windows 8 Pro Reservation Pass Front

Surface Windows 8 Pro Reservation Pass Back

 

I picked up my Surface Windows 8 Pro reservation pass earlier this week at the Microsoft Store in the Florida Mall, and I will be showing up early to be in the front of the line when the doors open. I even have a coworker who will be picking one up tomorrow, so I won't be the only one in the office with a Surface. I believe that a large number of people were holding out for the Surface Windows 8 Pro, so Surface sales should pick up greatly after tomorrow.

I'm planning to get the 128GB model to guarantee that I have plenty of free space for Office 2013, my Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, and my entire music collection. I'll be deciding on which Surface accessories I want when I get to the store, but I am definitely getting the Microsoft Complete for Surface 2-year warranty while it is $50 off.

I'll be picking up another Surface Windows 8 Pro as a gift later this month, so I am definitely doing my part to help.

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Microsoft Surface | Windows 8

My Generation App Prize for UCF News for Windows 8

by Kevin February 8, 2013 21:30

Generartion App Prize

 

Here is a my Samsung Series 7 Slate with Windows 8 Pro that I won by being one of the first 2000 developers to have a new app published (UCF News) in the U.S. Windows Store before the October 26th Windows 8 launch date.

I am really impressed with the slate. Even though it was originally released for Windows 7, it works flawlessly with Windows 8. I did miss the convenience of the Touch Cover that I use on my Surface Windows RT, but adding the Bluetooth Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse made the slate as usable and portable as the Surface Windows RT, but with an 11.6" screen.

The slate also makes a great development device, because it has a generation 2 Core i5 processor, which allows it to run legacy Windows apps, unlike the Surface Windows RT. Having the slate with Windows 8 Pro has definitely made the wait for the release of the Surface Windows 8 Pro a lot easier.

I'll be replacing the Samsung Series 7 Slate, Surface Windows RT, and my company-provided laptop with a Surface Windows 8 Pro tomorrow, so the number of my development tools will be greatly reduced.

Click here for more information about Generation App and how they can help you develop your next Windows RT/8 and Windows Phone apps.

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Microsoft Surface | Windows 8

Just Over 12 Hours Until I Get My Surface with Windows RT

by Kevin October 25, 2012 16:29

I cancelled my online preorder for a 64GB Surface with Windows RT, because I am going to be able to pick one up at the Microsoft Store at the Florida Mall tomorrow morning. I picked up a reservation voucher, so I shouldn't have any problems. I'm really looking forward to showing it off at work to all of the iOS and Android fans.

Surface RT Reservation Front

Surface RT Reservation Back

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Microsoft Surface | Windows 8 | Windows RT

A Very Busy Windows 8 Day

by Kevin October 16, 2012 20:10

Today was a very busy Windows 8 day for me.

First, I pre-ordered the 64GB Surface with Windows RT and the black touch cover.

Second, UCF News for Windows 8 finally passed certification and was published in the Windows Store.

UCF News in the Windows 8 Store

Finally, I submitted UCF News for Windows 8 for a chance to win a Samsung Series 7 slate in the Generation App Great Slate Giveaway.

October 26th can't come quick enough.

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Microsoft Surface | Windows 8 | Windows RT

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